Coronavirus Pandemic: Signs of Hope Emerging


Medical personnel work at the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in New York’s Central Park, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Millions of Christians around the world observed Good Friday without the usual church services as the global pandemic continues to take its toll.

But on this Easter weekend, there are some indications that protocols put in place to fight the virus may be having an impact.

In China, life is beginning to return to Wuhan, where the outbreak first took hold. The city reopened following 76 days of almost complete lockdown. And in New York, where more than 7800 people have died from COVID-19, the number of virus patients in intensive care has now dropped for the first time since the outbreak began.

In Washington DC, U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing to reopen much of the country next month, raising concerns among health experts and economists of a possible COVID-19 resurgence.

CGTN’s White House correspondent Nathan King has the latest.

To discuss:

  • Qinduo Xu is the host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend and a senior fellow with the Pangoal Institution.
  • Dr. Gary Morsch is the founder and president of COVID Care Force.
  • Sara Hsu is an economist and CEO of China Rising Capital Forecast

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